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George Bollas

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Associate Professor

Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
191 Auditorium Road, Unit 3222
Storrs, CT 06269-3222
Office: UTEB-268
Phone: (860) 486-4602
Email: bollas@engr.uconn.edu  Web: http://pdsol.engr.uconn.edu

 

Education

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cambridge MA, USA, 2006-2009
  • Ph.D., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 2006

 

Research Focus

  • Thermochemical and Hybrid Cycles for Nuclear or Solar Hydrogen Production
  • Hydrogen Enhanced Biomass Gasification
  • Chemical Looping in Biomass/ Coal Refineries
  • Refinery Operations
  • Advanced Property Methods

 

Awards

  • NSF CAREER Award, 2011
  • Elected Chair for the Applied Chemical Technology Subdivision (ACTS) of the American Chemical Society (ACS), 2011

 

Current Publications

G.M. Bollas, P.I. Barton, A. Mitsos. “Bilevel Optimization Formulation for Parameter Estimation in Vapor-Liquid(-Liquid) Phase Equilibrium Problems,” Chem.Eng.Sci., 2009, 64(8), 1768.

A. Mitsos, G.M. Bollas, P.I. Barton. “Model and Parameter Identification in Phase Equilibria,” Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 2009, 26(19th ESCAPE), 597.

A. Mitsos, G.M. Bollas, P.I. Barton. “Bilevel Optimization Formulation for Parameter Estimation in Liquid-Liquid Phase Equilibrium Problems,” Chem.Eng.Sci., 2009, 64(3), 548.

G.M. Bollas, C.C. Chen, P.I. Barton “Refined Electrolyte-NRTL Model: Activity Coefficient Expressions for Application to Multi-Electrolyte Systems,” AIChE J., 2008, 54(6), 1608.

G.M. Bollas, I. Anastasiou, S.A. Papadopoulou, S.S. Voutetakis, P. Seferlis. “Feed Conversion Targeting in an FCC Pilot Plant Using a Non-Linear MPC strategy,” Book Series: Proc. of the American Control Conference, 2007, Vol. 1-13, 5587.

G.M. Bollas, I.A. Vasalos, A.A. Lappas, D.K. Iatridis “Five-Lump Kinetic Model with Selective Catalyst Deactivation for the Prediction of the Product Selectivity in the Fluid Catalytic Cracking Process,” Catal.Today, 2007, 127(1-4), 31.

G.M. Bollas, I.A. Vasalos, A.A. Lappas, D.K. Iatridis, S.S Voutetakis, S.A. Papadopoulou “Integrated FCC Riser – Regenerator Dynamics studied in a Fluid Catalytic Cracking Pilot Plant,” Chem.Eng.Sci., 2007, 62(7), 1887.

G.M. Bollas, I.A. Vasalos, A.A. Lappas, D.K. Iatridis, G.K. Tsioni “A Bulk Molecular Characterization Approach for the Simulation of FCC Feedstocks,” Ind.Eng.Chem.Res., 2004, 43(13), 3270.

G.M Bollas, S. Papadokontantakis, J. Michalopoulos, G.Arampatzis, A.A. Lappas, I.A. Vasalos, A. Lygeros “A Computer Aided Tool for the Simulation and Optimization of the Combined HDS – FCC Processes,” Chem.Eng.Res.Des., 2004, 82(Α7), 881.

G.M. Bollas, S. Papadokonstantakis, J. Michalopoulos, G. Arampatzis, A.A. Lappas, I.A. Vasalos A. Lygeros “Using Hybrid Neural Networks in Scaling-Up an FCC Model form a Pilot to an Industrial Unit,” Chem.Eng.Proc., 2003, 42(8-9), 701.